Larry Bagnell to be sworn in as Yukon MP Monday
Whitehorse constituency office to open by end of November
Larry Bagnell will be sworn in as Yukon's MP Monday morning.
Bagnell is no stranger to the process: he represented the territory for more than a decade before losing to Conservative Ryan Leef four years ago.
However, Bagnell says this ceremony will be special.
"I thought it was very exciting for me and my family who will be there and very moving after about a two-year campaign," he said. "Because this election was so important for Canada... I think it will be very moving for me."
The Liberal candidate took more than 50 per cent of the vote in the Oct. 19 federal election, as the party swept all three Northern ridings.
Bagnell says his Ottawa staff has been hired and he will be moving into an office in the Centre Block on Parliament Hill.
His constituency office will open around the end of November, he says, at the same location as his first stint as MP on Black Street in downtown Whitehorse.
"I like that spot because it's two-hour parking and people don't have to plug meters when they want to see me," he said.
The swearing-in ceremony takes place in the House of Commons at 9 a.m. Yukon time.
The 42nd Parliament will convene Dec. 3.